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Teachers, education officials ask Senate Democrats for state guidance on school reopening

Pennsylvania schools ‘being set up to fail,’ witnesses tell Senate Democrats on first of three days of education hearings

Student safety is top priority

Review of Pa. primary prompts state elections agency to seek changes

State election officials urge swift legislative action on voting reforms

Harrisburg legislator wants citizen oversight of Dauphin County prison

GOP lawmakers urge Gov. Wolf, PIAA to allow parents to attend fall sports events

Statewide panel discusses challenges of rural hospitals

Bucks Rep. John Galloway quarantines after coronavirus exposure

Restaurants need our help now

State’s stream health declines since 2018

Yes, Rep. Diamond should be censured for mocking LGBTQ rights (opinion)

Coronavirus – COVID-19

State reports no new COVID-19 deaths; Allegheny County reports 68 new cases

For 1st time since March, Pennsylvania reports no new covid-19 deaths

New reported cases of covid-19 trending lower in Allegheny County

State investigating COVID-19 case spike in Luzerne County

Coronavirus cases rise by 28 in Berks County as Pennsylvania also reports 0 new deaths

Pa. cancels on volunteer coronavirus contact tracers, moves to hire 1,000 paid staff

Pennsylvania reported a 30% drop in coronavirus hospitalizations Friday, but why?

ManorCare nursing home in Ross reports surge of COVID-19 cases

Pa. state office building custodial worker tests positive for the coronavirus; cleaning to be ramped up

Walmart to open 9 added covid-19 test sites in Pennsylvania

Newberry Twp. Walmart among nine new COVID-19 testing sites in Pa.

Pitt researchers involved in clinical trial for covid-19 treatment option

Our view: Erie task force takes aim at disparity

Coronavirus mask violence: Some shooters defending liberties will ironically lose freedom behind bars


Wolf showcases enforcement muscle, but says he’ll still depend mostly on warnings to get businesses to abide by masks, social distancing

Landlords increasingly frustrated by eviction moratorium

Unemployment fraud investigation stopped $44 million from reaching scammers

On anniversary of landmark case, DHS faces allegations it violated law protecting those with disabilities

State launches database to track, reduce firearm deaths


Tax collections in Pa. rebound on pent-up shopper demand, but state still faces huge budget deficit


Philadelphia Uber driver wins Pa. Supreme Court ruling on unemployment benefits

Dunkin’ continues to open new locations despite plans for 800 restaurant closures

Boeing secures contract for nine more Chinooks


‘I can show you what a real hate crime is’: Bucks teen faces criminal charges after race-fueled threats on Snapchat

Arrest made as hit-and-run victim remembered as ‘phenomenal worker’

Police release video of shooting that followed cigar store mask dispute in Bethlehem Township

Montgomery County court officials establish pretrial services unit; address bail reform


Teachers unions concerned about safely returning to school

Chester County teachers, students brace for start of school year unlike any other

Scranton teachers urge district to implement fully virtual plan

Scranton School Board approves preliminary budget with 16% tax increase, vows to cut costs

Camp Hill school superintendent announces retirement as district settles on reopening plan

Hempfield releases additional details before next week’s vote on reopening plans

Northwest Area considering hybrid reopening plan

Student athletes at Ambridge, Beaver test positive for COVID

Norwin director ripped over controversial posts; some call for resignation

Bullying tops local list of calls to Safe2Say state tipline

BCIAA schools appear to be split on when to start fall sports, source says

Mid Penn Conference delays start of fall sports practices 18 days to September 4

As IUP shifts to mostly remote instruction, Wolf sending $28M to help with safety at colleges

State unveils grant program for college reopening

Colleges try to pull off the incredible: Bringing thousands of young adults safely together in the midst of a pandemic.


Casey named a DNC vice chairman

Obama endorses Cartwright for re-election

Trump’s warning that Biden will ‘destroy’ the suburbs is falling flat outside Philly

Westmoreland election director resigns 3 months out from election day

Local News

Scranton Together Neighborhood Initiative kicks off in West Side

Former DPW director no longer employed by city

Reading plans to install gates around the Pagoda to keep people out after dark

Helping Harvest distributing 90,000 pounds of fresh produce

Aug. 5 planning meeting likely last open discussion for proposed Springfield quarry

Three Upper Chichester fire departments join forces

Community leaders call for carrying on the work the late civil rights activist John Lewis championed

Luzerne County Cares Commission debuts with moving story from member

Repaving Richmond Street tops Arnold’s plans for $300K in grant money

New Jersey

Twelve people used New Jersey’s new aid-in-dying law in 2019, state says


Philly police actions on 52nd Street under investigation, but distrust of cops keeps some witnesses silent

Protesters demand that Comcast provide internet access to all Philly kids

Pennsylvania nonprofits get a green light for more endowment spending

Free Library of Philadelphia workers take their anti-racism protest to board president’s house

Black-owned businesses are finding new opportunities in today’s justice movement

The pandemic has led to an uptick of worker complaints filed with Philadelphia’s labor office

Frustration building inside local, state NAACP over Rodney Muhammad

On-duty parking enforcement officer stabbed near Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

7-year-old Zamar Jones, shot in the head in front of his West Philadelphia home this weekend, has died, police say


By design: Downtown architectural firm heading for new space — keeping COVID in mind

Allegheny County Jail food service company disagrees with audit

URA trying again to develop key Beechview property

State News

Pa. group sues feds over delayed $500 payments for children of low-income, disabled Americans

Three Mile Island decommissioning fight nears end amid lack of local input


What would it take to bring passenger trains back to Reading? A new study tries to answer that question


Sen. Bob Casey said federal agents ‘kidnapped’ protesters in Portland. Is that true?